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#11 Seasick sheamus

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:14 PM

how about then..... if you soaked it overnight in boiled linseed oil, let it dry, put it up and then every once in a while (3 months/6 months) wipe it again with boiled linseed oil?  


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:20 PM

If you are not concerned about a bit of extra windage - on the shrouds, back stays (no gear running up / down on them) you could parcel and serve - last job I was involved with we tarred the wire then used canvas soaked in raw linseed oil as parcelling then used a polyester braid as the serving. wire was 7x7 12mm. That was a nearly complete replacement of a 30year old rig - the wire in the spliced eyes had gone bad.

Took the time to strip parts off the only wire not changed (had no eyes) - a wire I had done 7years before - nil corrosion. About once a year it would get blacked down (tar, paint and driers).

Have stripped servings off wire that is 25+ years in service on other vessels - no problems.

We did full length but you can do the lowers parts that get hands / sails / ropes touching them.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:21 PM

Good advice rigger...I'll have a think what's the best way to protect it long term.

 

I have been told that the best producer of wire at the moment internationally is Korea - because they can use chemicals banned in the UK/Europe etc.. which produces a better final product. Any thoughts on that?


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:54 AM

Not sure I would say, use chemicals other countries can't. Hyundai are a producer of some of the highest quality steels in the world due mostly because of their Shipbuilding and thus quantity of steel production. But there are other very good products made around the world as well. Italy is one of thr top produces of Chain and Wire and even rope for that matter. Italy has been in the game of making those products for a very long time. I don't think you would go wrong with anything made anywhere else, providing it is not made in China. Although that is not saying a good product is not made in China, it's just that it is hard to k ow what is good and what is not. As I have always said, Products from China tend to be made cheap to be cheap.
But quality of Steel is not the only part to consider. The Galv is just as important and the recipe for Galv is very often played with on Chinese products to make it go further. So often full of Aluminium and other additives to make it shiny, flow better 9which results in a thinner coating) and require less of the more expensive Zinc. The result is a Galv coating that does not last.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 06:53 AM

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 10:28 AM

Soaking in boiled linseed oil was always the go, soak, hand\g to dry, done once a year. though I have seen some going 5 years without an anual treatment that hadn't deteriorated. 25 + years for galv rigging wasn't unusual.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

One other thing you can do to extend their life is to invert them top to bottom every three years or so. This stops the excessive wear in one place due to exposure to salt water crystal formation.

 

Got that tip from Webb Chiles' blog. He noted that every time he saw a broken shroud it always broke at the bottom.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:13 AM

that's cracking idea haiqu!!!!! 


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